Yeah, well this should not be coming up after the boys played a great game, and lost a heart breaker. We should be cheering for everyone tonight.
In reality they made a lot of adjustments and came out strong in comparison to not playing great in San Jose. That game started and finished in the first minute at the face off circle. Lack of having the right personnel was an issue, as we won only 32% of face off's in that game and constantly fought up hill in size match up problems without the puck. Plus, in that game, you had clunkers where Edler coughs up the puck for the 2knd goal. But even then we saw the coach rewarding Ballard and Tanev with TOI which should send Edler a message the turnover is not ok.
I'm happy the hoards are not after Lou, because he let in a goal with 40 seonds left. It was not a softie, it was a double screen seeing eye goal..
Losing in a shootout against the Stanley Cup champs when the team put up a great effort is the wrong time to be calling for the coaches head. Calling for the coaches head when they almost steal a win after having their personnel shortcomings pointed out so strongly by San Jose is when we should be asking if the GM is going to go get the team some help; predominantly at centre ice, but perhaps also in size match ups and at right D!
We played better against San Jose than we did against LA, against San Jose we had a terrible start (another example of AV not getting us prepared) but we begain to pick it up and we were playing great in the 2nd and latter stages of the 1st up until Max took that penalty, they scored and our ship was sunk.
Tonight we came out unprepared off the start (LA carried the play) and Lu held us in, we scored that goal against the flow of play and it deflated LA a bit, then we got some momentum going and scored again, although halfway through the 2nd the sales started to turn in LA's favor they came out hot and we were able to escape with a 1 goal lead head into the 3rd, this is where you would think AV and the coaching staff would get everyone focused and buckled down to come out and seal it off. What happens? the exact opposite, LA carries the play in the third, they tie it late, we blow yet another 2 goal lead and then in OT the genius doesn't play his best 2 forwards that night (Schroeder and Kassian) instead giving most of the time to the Sedins who had done nothing 5 on 5 that game, then using Edler in the shootout, get real AV.
Just another example of us coming out flat, blowing another lead and AV making bone headed decisions when the game is on the line.